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Discover Economics: School’s Challenge A special event for students in years 11 and 12

Festival of Economics
Discover Economics 2019 Credit Ibolya Feher

Bristol Cathedral School  |  Free

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Tackle a real-world challenge. Hear from professional economists. Talk to university admissions officers and students.

Economics is an exciting subject with applications across health, environment, education and policy, as well as finance and banking.  It also provides opportunities for young people to question and explore the society they live in. The School of Economics at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with the Royal Economics Society, would like to introduce students to the subject, and the range of rewarding opportunities it offers.

In this half-day event for schools, students will hear from The Bank of England economists, Rupa Patel and Jack Meaning (authors of Why Can’t We Just Print More Money), take part in an economics challenge and find out more about economics degrees and navigating university and UCAS applications.

Some groups are underrepresented in undergraduate economics, including women and state-school students. For this reason, no prior study of economics is required. 

I enjoyed understanding how many different “types” of economists there are, it made me really think seriously about doing it in uni

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The event is free to all students and staff. Please contact for more information and to book your place.

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